Harold Walter Siebens School of Business

Business Degree

Business Bachelor's Degree Program

With strong foundational classes, Buena Vista University's business major offers concentrations in management, marketing, sport business, finance, and agricultural business. The business degree program at BVU provides students with distinguished learning opportunities including internships, practicums, professional conferences, and research with faculty.

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Why should I earn a business degree from BVU?

High Demand

The number of business and finance jobs is projected to grow 10 percent by 2026 — faster than average.

Make Bank

Average salaries range from $55,000 to $97,000, leaving your possible income lots of room to grow.

BVU Rewards

High-achieving business majors can earn up to $5,000 in their sophomore through senior years.

What Can I Do with a Business Degree

  • Banking, finance, and insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Human resource management

On Campus

On Campus

Be Prepared for Business Success

As a business major at BVU, you will get the chance to test your knowledge in internships with notable businesses. BVU students have worked with the following organizations:

  • John Deere (Deere & Company)
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • PepsiCo
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Iowa Cubs

    Innovative learning

    Business majors learn in state-of-the-art spaces like the Robert L. Peterson Commodity Trading Room, where they analyze real-time data using a stock ticker, dual monitors, software, and terminals just like those found in large investment firms. And students pursuing a business degree from BVU have the unique opportunity to participate in real business operations through The Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.

    Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute

    Advanced Study of Entrepreneurship

    Each summer, four BVU business majors take part in the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI), a study of entrepreneurship covering entrepreneurial simulation, seminars with business and community leaders, and networking and mentoring.

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    Share Remarkable Experiences.

    JENNY SCHILDROTH, Class of 2019

    Business major Jenny wanted a metropolitan experience, so she scored a summer internship in 2018 at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. As part of her role at the DOJ, Jenny assisted with projects related to human capital, human resources, and equal employment opportunities. Jenny attributes much of her success to her BVU professors. The coveted internship was part of BVU’s partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars program, which has placed BVU students in the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, Congress, law firms, policy think tanks, the Department of the Interior, and more.



    Learn Completely Online

    Earn your bachelor of business degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

    Business Programs and Courses

    Earn a career-focused business degree at BVU, with concentration tracks in a number of in-demand areas:

    Agricultural Business | Finance | Management | Marketing | Sport Business

    • General Business Major, with Concentrations (38 Credit Hours)
    • Business Minor (21 Credit Hours)
    • Small Business and Rural Entrepreneurship Minor (21 Credit Hours)
    • Business Education Major (36-37 Credit Hours)

    Transfer to BVU

    BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

    Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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    Business Faculty

    Our instructors in the business degree program are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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    Transfer Your Credits

    Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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    Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

    With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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    Find out more about earning a bachelor's in business with BVU.

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